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Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFAs American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount productions in Hollywood, most of them Jack Oakie vehicles. Still in his 20s, he produced first-class MGM films, including Filadelfijska opowiesc (1940). Having left Metro after a dispute with studio chief Louis B. Mayer over Judy Garland, he then worked for Darryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century-Fox, producing Klucze królestwa (1944), when Ernst Lubitschs illness first brought him to the directors chair for Dragonwyck (1946). Mankiewicz directed 20 films in a 26-year period, successfully attempted every kind of movie from Shakespeare adaptation to western, from urban sociological drama to musical, from epic film with thousands of extras to a two-character picture. List do trzech zon (1949) and Wszystko o Ewie (1950) brought him wide recognition along with two Academy Awards for each as a writer and a director, seven years after his elder brother Herman J. Mankiewicz won Best Screenplay for Obywatel Kane (1941). His more intimate films like Duch i pani Muir (1947), Bosonoga contessa (1954)--his only original screenplay--and Jak pszczoly do miodu (1967) are major artistic achievements as well, showing Mankiewicz as a witty dialoguist, a master in the use of flashback and a talented actors director (he favored English actors and had in Rex Harrison a kind of alter-ego on the screen).. Date of Birth, 11February 1909,Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA ,Date of Death, 5February 1993,Bedford, New York, USA (heart failure) ,Birth Name,Joseph Leo Mankiewicz,Height, 510(1.78m) .
Sam Bernstein was born on September 9, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Thelma i Louise (1991), Golfiarze (1980) and Wojownicy (1979). He died on August 12, 2007 in North Hollywood, California, USA.. Date of Birth, 9September 1926,St. Louis, Missouri, USA ,Date of Death, 12August 2007,North Hollywood, California, USA (heart failure) .
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